Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) is a complex, poorly understood condition characterized by unremitting, unwanted, distressing genital arousal which occurs frequently and for extended periods of time, often in the absence of sexual stimuli. The pathophysiology is unknown. Researchers have hypothesized underlying disorders of neurological, vascular, pharmacological and psychological origins. Despite the uncertainty of etiology, other aspects of the disorder are clearer, including the significant distress and poor quality of life experienced by many.
022 Predictors and Moderators of Sexual Distress in Women with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
The Journal of Sexual Medicine